The UTEP rifle team shot its highest score of the season in its loss to Alaska Fairbanks, 4740-4604, at the NCAA Qualifier match Saturday.
As a team, the Miners fired season-highs for both disciplines: 2284 smallbore and 2320 air rifle. Isabel Brooks paced the Miners with an 1167 aggregate (580 smallbore, 587 air rifle).
“If there is a time to do your best, it is at the qualifiers,” head coach Austin Litherland said. “The teams hard work really showed today, and I am happy with the focus that the team put in for this match. It’s good to end the season on a high note.”
Isabel Brooks repeated her career-high 1167 aggregate which she accomplished earlier this season on Nov. 13 at the triangular match versus TCU and Nebraska.
Jonna Warnken registered a season-high 1156 aggregate beating out her previous score of 1138 versus TCU on Feb. 12.
Jennifer Windle recorded a season-high 1149 aggregate pulling away from her previous score of 1145 from the first match of the season (Oct. 9) against Nebraska.
Jonna Warnken (x3)
Isabella Rios (x2)
Amoret McCartney (x2)
Isabel Brooks 580
Amoret McCartney 572 – Season-High
Jonna Warnken 571 – Season-High
Jennifer Windle 570 – Season-High
Morgahn Warner 561
Samantha Miller 554
Isabella Rios 554
Air Rifle Results
Isabel Brooks 587 – Career-High
Jonna Warnken 585 – Matched Season-High
Jennifer Windle 579
Samantha Miller 575
Morgahn Warner 573
Amoret McCartney 570
Isabella Rios 559
“I also want to thank my seniors, Samantha Miller, Morgahn Warner and Jennifer Windle for their years as UTEP Miners,” Litherland exclaimed.
The Miners will await to see if they are selected to compete at the NCAA Championships on Mar. 11-12 at the Clune Arena hosted by Air Force.